The other day when I was out shopping for haberdashery, I noticed that the assistant was sorting out the dress patterns, then separating them from their sleeves. I enquired what she was doing, because I'm nosy like that. She replied that they had received new patterns, and she had to get rid of the old ones. She added they were not allowed to sell them and had to throw them away.!!! How crazy is that, I thought I wasn't hearing her right. What a waste. I still cant believe it.